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  Two-spine Angelfish (Centropyge bispinosa)





Two-spine Angelfish | Centropyge bispinosa photo
Two-spine Angelfish

Image by Jenny Huang - Some rights reserved.    (view image details)

Two-spine Angelfish | Centropyge bispinosa photo
Two-spine Angelfish

Image by NOAA Public Domain - License: Public Domain.    (view image details)



TWO-SPINE ANGELFISH FACTS

Description
Two-Spined Angelfish has a bright blue purple head, dorsal fin, anal fins and tail. It has a rounded tail. The centre of the body is orange or yellow, with vertical blue bars sometimes broken into spots. Found singly or in small groups. A popular fish in the aquarium trade.

Size
length to 10cm

Habitat
Reef lagoons and seaward reef slopes at depths from 5m to 45m. A secretive species that shelters in reef crevices in areas with rich coral.

Food
Feeds on algae.

Range
The Two-spine Angelfish is found in the Indo-West and Central Pacific. In Australia it is found from off north-western coast of Western Australia and from the northern Great Barrier Reef, Queensland to the central coast of New South Wales. Also found round Lord Howe Island.



Classification
Class:Actinopterygii
Order:Perciformes
Family:Pomacanthidae
Genus:Centropyge
Species:bispinosa
Common Name:Two-spine Angelfish

Relatives in same Genus
  Bicolor Angelfish (C. bicolor)